Monday, March 9, 2009


Bangladesh is usually one of the first countries named when you’re talking about vulnerability to global warming. Because of its position in the delta created by two of the largest rivers in Asia, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra, Bangladesh is uniquely vulnerable to flooding – caused by either upstream flow or sea level rise – and coastal storms.

There seems to be a growing recognition in the media of Bangladesh as the ‘test case’ along with low-lying islands of the effects of global warming. As a poor, populous country with a tenuously-held democratic government, how the people of Bangladesh reacts to climate change will give us important lessons in how the world can begin to address this issue.

The Daily Star of Dhaka says "Climate change to have impact on food security"
E&E Daily is running a series on "Bangladesh: where the Climate Exodus Begins"

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